Reviewer:IN MY OPINION
January 17, 2011 Subject:
This Isn't a Noxzema Commercial
In my opinion the husband showed up in the wrong commercial.
He showed up to do a Noxzema shaving commercial.
And she showed up to do a Folgers coffee commercial.
Both actors took the money and shook their heads.
Asking what just happened in this commercial?
IN MY OPINION.
First (or at least first posted) in a long series of amusingly sexist ads that say: "You're totally inadequate as a wife and a woman if you can't make hubby a decent cup of joe." A point well taken by these mousey mid-'60s housewives. (See #11 in this series with Yvonne Craig)
But I just don't trust that enigmatic Mrs. Olsen with her foreign accent. (She could be Swedish, German, or even Russian.) She may well be a neo-Nazi or Russian infiltrator who puts saltpeter and mind-control drugs in her Folgers to corrupt America and its "precious bodily fluids." Don't drink it.
September 14, 2003 Subject:
Is Mrs Olsen hard to understand?
Suzy's husband Frank just can't stop bitching about how awful her coffee is. Suzy rushes over to Mrs Olsen's place, Mrs Olsen (who has a swedish accent which I never noticed) says Folgers ("Folgers?") which she says is mountain grown ("Mountain Grown?"). Soon, of course, all of suzy's marital problems have dissapated! Ah, ain't married life wonderful?
June 20, 2003 Subject:
"How can such a pretty wife...
make such bad coffee?" One's immediate answer can't help being, "Good question, now I want a divorce." It's difficult, though, to gauge the level of irony here. Is the wife really that worried about what her husband thinks of her coffee? Is pleasing him always really key to a good marriage? The reactions, though, seem so over-the-top, the dialog so stereotyped, that it's tempting to imagine that there's some satire going on here. The beginning of irony in advertising?